The Cavy Files
The Cavy Files is a Young Adult Science Fiction series set in the heart of Charleston, SC as well as on the plantations that orbit the city proper. The Cavies are a group of ten children–orphans as far as they know–who grew up together because of the things they can do. They all possess impressive genetic mutations that they believe to be random and accidental, their isolation in place to keep them safe from a world that would judge them, kill them, or use them.
When their sanctuary is infiltrated, the Cavies enter the world at large and are on their own as far as fitting in, keeping their secrets, and most of all, figuring out who to trust.
This series has been described as X-Men meets Alias, and though it does have strong superhero elements, it also maintains a contemporary feeling throughout. It’s appropriate for readers 5th grade and up.
Buried (The Cavy Files. #3) (January, 2016)
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Gypsy and her friends may still be reeling from the information overload after learning more about who they are, not to mention the losses they sustained, but between the government, the Olders, and the Siphons, they have little time to rest.
After the Siphons force Pollyanna to commit a horrific crime on live television, the Cavies know they have to focus on not only getting her back, but by bringing the group of rogues to justice once and for all. The deeper they get into the world of experiments and government conspiracies, the clearer it is that there’s no one to trust but themselves – any maybe they can’t even trust that, anymore.
With their talents developing, their relationships changing, and millions of lives hanging in the balance, can the Cavies find a way to convince the world that they’re more than what’s been done to them? If they can’t, they’ll the ones who will spend their lives locked in padded cells…and the truth will be buried with them.
Alliance (The Cavy Files. #2)
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Book Description: As Gypsy and her friends try to decide who to trust, whether they can save Flicker’s life, and deal with Reaper’s betrayal, a deadly computer virus starts quietly melting the brains of people in Russia.
Dane Lee and the CIA want the Cavies to help find out who’s behind it, what they want, and how to stop it, and when the people Gypsy touches on the Charleston streets die in front of their computers by the dozen, they know the attack will hit closer to home.
The time has come to put their powers to use for good, but, what is good? *Who* is good?
With those unanswered questions heavy on their minds, the Cavies fly to Saint Petersburg, Russia to do their part.
What they find there is a complication they never expected, in the form of people they never guessed existed…even though one of them is a trusted friend.
Gypsy and the Cavies will have to make the right alliances in the thick of a lethal showdown, and making wrong choice could do more than expose them. It could kill them.
Gypsy (The Cavy Files, #1)
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Inconsequential: not important or significant.
Synonyms: insignificant, unimportant, nonessential, irrelevant
In the world of genetic mutation, Gypsy’s talent of knowing a person’s age of death is considered a failure. Her peers, the other Cavies, have powers that range from curdling a blood still in the vein to being able to overhear a conversation taking place three miles away, but when they’re taken from the sanctuary where they grew up and forced into the real world, Gypsy, with her all-but-invisible gift, is the one with the advantage.
The only one who’s safe, if the world finds out what they can do.
When the Cavies are attacked and inoculated with an unidentified virus, that illusion is shattered. Whatever was attached to the virus causes their abilities to change. Grow. In some cases, to escape their control.
Gypsy dreamed of normal high school, normal friends, a normal life, for years. Instead, the Cavies are sucked under a sea of government intrigue, weaponized genetic mutation, and crushing secrets that will reframe everything they’ve ever been told about how their “talents” came to be in the first place.
When they find out one of their own has been appropriated by the government, mistreated and forced to run dangerous missions, their desire for information becomes a pressing need. With only a series of guesses about their origins, the path to the truth becomes quickly littered with friends, enemies, and in the end, the Cavies ability to trust anyone at all.